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Guitar Slash Chords

You may learn how to play some guitar slash chords the same way that you learned any other chord, you just memorize where your fingers go. You might be able to look up a slash chord that you do not know in your big book of 10,001 guitar chords. But a lot of times, you will just not find the chord you are looking for in a chord book. There are just too many possibilities for different slash chords. If you are learning a song from tablature, chances are there will be some sort of chord chart, or the chord will be written in the tab itself. But if you just encounter a chord symbol like D/Fsharp, you may need to figure out how to play this chord without the aid of a chord book. Here is where knowing the names of the notes on the neck comes in handy.

If you can play a D chord, and you can find a close F# note to throw onto the bottom of that D chord, you have a D/F#.

Basic D chord

guitar chord chart

Location of lower F# notes

guitar chord chart

So here are 2 common ways that you can play a D/Fsharp chord.

guitar chord chart   Here you are replacing the D note on the 4th string with an Fsharp. You have to alter the fingering of the original D chord in order to play this.

guitar chord chart   Here is another common D/Fsharp chord. This time you will play the Fsharp note on the 6th string, 2nd fret, with your thumb. You will also notice that you play the open 5th string. The open 5th string is an A note and is also in a D chord.
Guitar Slash Chord Lesson
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Decoding the guitar chord symbol
The basics of how to play guitar slash chords
Chord Inversions
Hybrid Chords
Common major guitar slash chords
Common minor guitar slash chords
Essential major triad shapes for slash chords
Essential minor triad shapes for slash chords



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